Bob and Nancy, we lived in Chouteau for a while and had started an Oklahoma Boomers group up there and it kind of went away a while after we moved back to Houston. Some of the folks still frequent the forum.
As for the rig, I think you will be looking for a 3/4 ton truck before long. The Expy will pull the trailer, but it would do a lot better with a longer and heavier truck. Do not expect to win any races or pass up too many filling stations.
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